Superior Court judge upholds Clayton Sutton’s termination

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A former Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy who tried to get his job back, will remain off the force.

Sheriff David Davis fired Clayton Sutton in June for insubordination.

A hearing officer upheld Sutton’s termination during his first appeal in August. The former deputy and his attorney appealed it again, this time asking a Superior Court Judge to review the case.

We learned Wednesday, the judge upheld Sutton’s termination.

Sheriff Davis told us he’s relieved his decision to fire Sutton stands.

"It’s been a long chapter for Macon Police Department through into the Sheriff’s Office. I’m grateful that we’ve reached this point and I feel that the right decision has been made all the way through," explained Sheriff Davis. 

Sutton was fired in June after he disobeyed a direct order from the Sheriff. 

Davis told 41NBC, Sutton was on administrative leave and told not to engage in law enforcement activities. 

The Sheriff said he violated that order when he drew his gun and tried to arrest two people during a traffic stop that month. 

Sutton also shot and killed Sammie Davis Jr. in a Kroger parking lot in December 2012. 

The Bibb County District Attorney did not file charges against the deputy, saying the shooting was tragic, but justified.